CareTrust REIT Announces Third Quarter 2017 Operating Results

Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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| Source: CareTrust REIT, Inc.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) reported today operating results for the third quarter of 2017, as well as other recent events.

During the quarter and since, CareTrust REIT:

  • Posted net income of $0.15, normalized FFO of $0.28 and normalized FAD of $0.29, all per diluted weighted-average common share;
  • Invested approximately $214 million (inclusive of transaction costs) at a blended initial cash yield of 9.0%, acquiring 19 skilled nursing facilities and 4 assisted living and memory care facilities, and providing one mortgage financing;
  • Received an upgrade from Moody’s Investor Service to the Company’s corporate family credit rating to Ba3 from B1, with a continued positive outlook, as well as an upgrade to the senior unsecured rating of CareTrust REIT’s $300 million 5.25% senior unsecured notes to Ba3 from B1, also with a continued positive outlook;
  • Reduced its debt-to-EBITDA ratio to 4.5x and its debt-to-enterprise value to 26%, each as of quarter-end; and
  • Amended its lease with Pristine Senior Living to reduce Pristine’s portfolio from 16 to nine facilities and decrease the Company’s exposure to Pristine to 7.7% of annualized rental revenue, and amended it is lease with affiliates of Trillium Healthcare to re-let the seven relinquished facilities to Trillium.

Significant Milestones Reached

Greg Stapley, CareTrust REIT’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, noted that in the quarter and since, the Company reached significant milestones. “We’re pleased to report that with over $300 million in investments year to date, we have already beaten last year’s record,” he said. “In addition, we have now surpassed the $2 billion mark in enterprise value, while maintaining relatively low leverage,” he added, noting that the Company’s liquidity position and acquisition pipeline both look solid going into 2018.

Mr. Stapley also noted that the Company had been able to help tenant Pristine Senior Living strengthen their operations and lease coverage, while simultaneously reducing CareTrust REIT’s exposure to Pristine. He reported that Pristine had not only made meaningful operational improvements in the quarter, but had also agreed to transfer several properties to another operator selected by CareTrust REIT, without substantial rent reductions or any asset impairments. “This is an example of the kind of creative and mutually-beneficial solutions that we, with our deep understanding of our tenants’ businesses and operations, can cooperatively craft when true challenges arise,” he added.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2017

Chief Financial Officer Bill Wagner reported that for the quarter, CareTrust REIT generated net income of $11.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted weighted-average common share, normalized FFO of $21.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted weighted-average common share, and normalized FAD of $22.2 million, or $0.29 per diluted weighted-average common share.

Liquidity

Discussing CareTrust REIT’s investments and current liquidity, Mr. Wagner reported that the $214 million in new investments in the quarter and since were funded with a combination of cash on hand and approximately $175 million in draws on the Company’s $400 million unsecured revolver. He noted that the revolving credit facility includes a $250 million “accordion” feature that can be exercised by the Company at its option to increase its access to debt capital.

He also reported that there had been no activity in the quarter on the Company’s at-the-market equity program but, he added, “Our ATM program remains a significant instrument in the Company’s capital-raising repertoire.” Mr. Wagner further reported that CareTrust REIT’s debt-to-EBITDA ratio was 4.5x and its debt-to-enterprise value was 26%, each at quarter-end, and that adjusted for subsequent transactions its current run-rate debt-to-EBITDA ratio stood at 4.5x, which is well within management’s target range. He also noted that CareTrust REIT continues to have no property-level debt and, taking into account existing extension rights, no debt maturing before 2020.

2017 Guidance Revised Upward

Mr. Wagner updated CareTrust REIT's previously-issued 2017 earnings guidance. He confirmed that CareTrust REIT expects 2017 net income of approximately $0.51 to $0.52, normalized FFO of approximately $1.16 to $1.17, and normalized FAD of approximately $1.21 to $1.22. He noted that the updated 2017 guidance is based on a per-diluted weighted-average common share count of 72.9 million shares, reflects the effects of the new lease amendments with affiliates of Pristine Senior Living and Trillium Healthcare based on the expected December 1, 2017 transfer as discussed below, and assumes no new acquisitions beyond those announced, no new debt incurrences or additional equity issuances, and no future CPI-based rent escalators under CareTrust REIT’s long-term net-leases beyond those made to date.

Dividend Declared

During the quarter, CareTrust declared a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per common share. “On an annualized basis, our quarterly dividend represents a payout ratio of approximately 64% based on the midpoint of our updated 2017 normalized FFO guidance, and 61% on normalized FAD,” said Mr. Wagner. “At this level, our dividend remains among the best-protected of all our industry peers, while simultaneously providing additional growth capital for reinvestment and a solid overall return to our shareholders,” he added.

Pristine Master Lease Amendment

Addressing recent changes in the Company’s portfolio, Mr. Stapley reported that the Company entered into a new lease amendment with affiliates of Pristine Senior Living on November 2, 2017. Under the amended lease, Pristine will transfer seven of the 16 Ohio facilities it currently leases from the Company to affiliates of Trillium Healthcare, another CareTrust REIT tenant. Further, Pristine will pay a reduced base rent on the nine retained facilities for a year, with the new base rent escalating after one year under a CPI-based formula with 2.0% minimum and 3.0% maximum annual increases. He also reported that, with the seven properties added to the Company’s master lease with affiliates of Trillium Healthcare, the amended Trillium lease now includes a rent schedule that steps up the base rent over approximately two years before returning to its regular CPI-based escalators, with no minimum and a 3.0% cap on annual increases.

Mr. Stapley noted that the Ohio portfolio was divided between Pristine and Trillium on a strictly geographic basis, with the resulting two smaller portfolios each containing individual operations of varying financial performance. He added that the transfer of the seven Ohio facilities is scheduled to occur on December 1, 2017.

Discussing the financial impacts of the transactions, Mr. Wagner noted that the Company’s reported rental income for the Ohio portfolio will only decrease by approximately 1.1%, from $18.6 million to a GAAP $18.4 million annually. He also reported that, post-transfer and with the near-term rent reductions on both the nine-property portfolio retained by Pristine and the seven-property portfolio assumed by Trillium, the Company’s combined GAAP lease yield for the 16-property Ohio portfolio will be approximately 9.6%. He stated that the scheduled change is designed to reduce CareTrust REIT’s exposure to Pristine from 15.1% to under 7.7% of annual cash revenue, while increasing Trillium to approximately 9.5%, all on a proforma basis as of September 30, 2017.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Thursday, November 9, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time), during which CareTrust REIT’s management will discuss third quarter results, recent developments and other matters affecting CareTrust REIT’s business and prospects. The dial-in number for this call is (844) 220-4972 (U.S.) or (317) 973-4053 (International). The conference ID number is 4077917. To listen to the call online, or to view any financial or other statistical information required by SEC Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the CareTrust REIT website at http://investor.caretrustreit.com. The call will be recorded, and will be available for replay via the website for 30 days following the call.

About CareTrust REITTM

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. With 184 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 23 states, CareTrust is pursuing opportunities across the nation to acquire properties that will be leased to a diverse group of local, regional and national seniors housing operators, healthcare services providers, and other healthcare-related businesses. More information about CareTrust REIT is available at www.caretrustreit.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains, and the related conference call will include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future financial and financing positions, business and acquisition strategies, growth prospects, operating and financial performance, expectations regarding the making of distributions, payment of dividends, compliance with and changes in governmental regulations, and the performance of the Company’s tenants and operators and their respective facilities.

Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company’s forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could lead to actual results differing materially from those projected, forecasted or expected. Although the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees and the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations and future prospects or which could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to:  (i) the ability to achieve some or all of the expected benefits from the completed spin-off from The Ensign Group, Inc. (“Ensign”);  (ii) the ability and willingness of Company tenants to meet and/or perform their obligations under the triple-net leases the Company has entered into with them and the ability and willingness of Ensign to meet and/or perform its obligations under the contractual arrangements that it entered into with the Company in connection with such spin-off, including its triple-net long-term leases with the Company, and any of its obligations to indemnify, defend and hold the Company harmless from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (iii) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants to comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the properties the Company leases to them; (iv) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants, including Ensign, to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration and the ability to reposition Company properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company replaces an existing tenant, and obligations, including indemnification obligations, that the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (v) the availability of and the ability to identify suitable acquisition opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease the respective properties on favorable terms; (vi) the ability to generate sufficient cash flows to service the Company’s outstanding indebtedness; (vii) access to debt and equity capital markets; (viii) fluctuating interest rates; (ix) the ability to retain key management personnel; (x) the ability to maintain the Company’s status as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”); (xi) changes in the U.S. tax laws and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs; (xii) other risks inherent in the real estate business, including potential liability relating to environmental matters and illiquidity of real estate investments; and (xiii) any additional factors identified in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those in the Company‘s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 under the heading entitled “Risk Factors,” as such risk factors may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports the Company files with the SEC.

Information in this press release or the related conference call is provided as of September 30, 2017, unless specifically stated otherwise.  the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any information in this press release or the related conference call (and replays thereof), including forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations, any change in events, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise.

As used in this press release or the related conference call, unless the context requires otherwise, references to “CTRE,” "CareTrust," “CareTrust REIT” or the “Company” refer to CareTrust REIT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

Contact:
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
(949) 542-3130
ir@caretrustreit.com

 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
  Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues:       
 Rental income$29,404  $24,179  $85,254  $67,857 
 Tenant reimbursements2,543  2,089  7,253  5,815 
 Independent living facilities825  766  2,407  2,177 
 Interest and other income176  72  1,471  587 
 Total revenues32,948  27,106  96,385  76,436 
Expenses:       
 Depreciation and amortization9,745  8,248  28,156  23,433 
 Interest expense5,592  5,743  17,690  17,044 
 Loss on the extinguishment of debt    11,883  326 
 Property taxes2,543  2,089  7,253  5,815 
 Independent living facilities698  708  2,003  1,926 
 Impairment of real estate investment    890   
 Acquisition costs  203    203 
 General and administrative3,059  2,283  8,426  6,724 
 Total expenses21,637  19,274  76,301  55,471 
Other income:       
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment    3,538   
Net income$11,311  $7,832  $23,622  $20,965 
         
Earnings per common share:       
 Basic$0.15  $0.13  $0.33  $0.38 
 Diluted$0.15  $0.13  $0.33  $0.38 
         
Weighted average shares outstanding:       
 Basic75,471  57,595  71,693  54,403 
 Diluted75,471  57,595  71,693  54,403 
         
Dividends declared per common share$0.185  $0.17  $0.555  $0.51 


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (in thousands, except per share amounts)
 (unaudited)
   Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
   2017 2016 2017 2016
          
Net income $11,311  $7,832  $23,622  $20,965 
 Depreciation and amortization 9,745  8,248  28,156  23,433 
 Interest expense 5,592  5,743  17,690  17,044 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation 656  339  1,792  1,207 
EBITDA 27,304  22,162  71,260  62,649 
 Acquisition costs   203    203 
 Loss on extinguishment of debt     11,883  326 
 Deferred preferred return     (544)  
 Impairment of real estate investment     890   
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment     (3,538)  
Normalized EBITDA $27,304  $22,365  $79,951  $63,178 
          
Net income $11,311  $7,832  $23,622  $20,965 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization 9,717  8,223  28,076  23,360 
 Impairment of real estate investment     890   
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment     (3,538)  
Funds from Operations (FFO) 21,028  16,055  49,050  44,325 
 Acquisition costs   203    203 
 Deferred preferred return     (544)  
 Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption     12,475   
 Write-off of deferred financing fees       326 
Normalized FFO $21,028  $16,258  $60,981  $44,854 
          
Net income $11,311  $7,832  $23,622  $20,965 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization 9,717  8,223  28,076  23,360 
 Amortization of deferred financing fees 484  561  1,574  1,678 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation 656  339  1,792  1,207 
 Straight-line rental income (2) (78) (117) (78)
 Impairment of real estate investment     890   
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment     (3,538)  
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 22,166  16,877  52,299  47,132 
 Acquisition costs   203    203 
 Deferred preferred return     (544)  
 Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption     12,475   
 Write-off of deferred financing fees       326 
Normalized FAD $22,166  $17,080  $64,230  $47,661 
          
FFO per share $0.28  $0.28  $0.68  $0.81 
Normalized FFO per share $0.28  $0.28  $0.85  $0.82 
          
FAD per share $0.29  $0.29  $0.73  $0.86 
Normalized FAD per share $0.29  $0.30  $0.89  $0.87 
          
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1] 75,659  57,739  71,896  54,561 
          
 [1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
 EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
 September 30, 2016December 31, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017September 30, 2017
Revenues:     
Rental income$24,179 $25,269 $27,339 $28,511 $29,404 
Tenant reimbursements2,089 2,031 2,321 2,389 2,543 
Independent living facilities766 793 793 789 825 
Interest and other income72 150 155 1,140 176 
Total revenues27,106 28,243 30,608 32,829 32,948 
Expenses:     
Depreciation and amortization8,248 8,532 9,076 9,335 9,745 
Interest expense5,743 5,829 5,879 6,219 5,592 
Loss on the extinguishment of debt   11,883  
Property taxes2,089 2,031 2,321 2,389 2,543 
Independent living facilities708 623 661 644 698 
Impairment of real estate investment   890  
Acquisition costs203 2    
General and administrative2,283 2,573 2,390 2,977 3,059 
Total expenses19,274 19,590 20,327 34,337 21,637 
Other income (expense):     
Loss on sale of real estate (265)   
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment   3,538  
Net income$7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030 $11,311 
      
Diluted earnings per share$0.13 $0.14 $0.15 $0.03 $0.15 
      
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding57,595 60,875 66,951 72,564 75,471 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND
 (in thousands, except per share data)
 (unaudited)
 QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
 EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
 September 30, 2016December 31, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017September 30, 2017
      
Net income$7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030 $11,311 
Depreciation and amortization8,248 8,532 9,076 9,335 9,745 
Interest expense5,743 5,829 5,879 6,219 5,592 
Amortization of stock-based compensation339 339 536 600 656 
EBITDA22,162 23,088 25,772 18,184 27,304 
Acquisition costs203 2    
Loss on sale of real estate 265    
Loss on extinguishment of debt   11,883  
Deferred preferred return   (544) 
Impairment of real estate investment   890  
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment   (3,538) 
Normalized EBITDA$22,365 $23,355 $25,772 $26,875 $27,304 
      
Net income$7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030 $11,311 
Real estate related depreciation and amortization8,223 8,505 9,050 9,309 9,717 
Loss on sale of real estate 265    
Impairment of real estate investment   890  
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment   (3,538) 
Funds from Operations (FFO)16,055 17,158 19,331 8,691 21,028 
Acquisition costs203 2    
Deferred preferred return   (544) 
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption   12,475  
Normalized FFO$16,258 $17,160 $19,331 $20,622 $21,028 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND (continued)
 (in thousands, except per share data)
 (unaudited)
 QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
 EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
 September 30, 2016December 31, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017September 30, 2017
      
Net income$7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030 $11,311 
Real estate related depreciation and amortization8,223 8,505 9,050 9,309 9,717 
Amortization of deferred financing fees561 561 561 529 484 
Amortization of stock-based compensation339 339 536 600 656 
Straight-line rental income(78)(72)(72)(43)(2)
Loss on sale of real estate 265    
Impairment of real estate investment   890  
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment   (3,538) 
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)16,877 17,986 20,356 9,777 22,166 
Acquisition costs203 2    
Deferred preferred return   (544) 
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption   12,475  
Normalized FAD$17,080 $17,988 $20,356 $21,708 $22,166 
      
FFO per share$0.28 $0.28 $0.29 $0.12 $0.28 
Normalized FFO per share$0.28 $0.28 $0.29 $0.28 $0.28 
      
FAD per share$0.29 $0.29 $0.30 $0.13 $0.29 
Normalized FAD per share$0.30 $0.29 $0.30 $0.30 $0.29 
      
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1]57,739 61,028 67,133 72,803 75,659 
      
 [1]  For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
    September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
    (unaudited)  
Assets:    
Real estate investments, net$1,089,089  $893,918 
Other real estate investments5,368  13,872 
Cash and cash equivalents14,808  7,500 
Accounts and other receivables12,961  5,896 
Prepaid expenses and other assets1,803  1,369 
Deferred financing costs, net1,989  2,803 
   Total assets$1,126,018  $925,358 
       
Liabilities and Equity   
Senior unsecured notes payable, net$294,221  $255,294 
Senior unsecured term loan, net99,493  99,422 
Unsecured revolving credit facility95,000  95,000 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities17,382  12,137 
Dividends payable14,046  11,075 
   Total liabilities520,142  472,928 
       
Equity:    
Common stock755  648 
Additional paid-in capital782,707  611,475 
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings(177,586) (159,693)
   Total equity605,876  452,430 
   Total liabilities and equity$1,126,018  $925,358 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net income$23,622  $20,965 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization (including a below-market ground lease)28,168  23,444 
Amortization of deferred financing costs1,615  1,678 
Loss on extinguishment of debt11,883  326 
Amortization of stock-based compensation1,792  1,207 
Straight-line rental income(117) (78)
Non-cash interest income(496) (587)
Interest income distribution from other real estate investment1,500   
Impairment of real estate investment890   
Change in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts and other receivables(6,948) (3,246)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(182) 3 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities5,206  5,801 
Net cash provided by operating activities66,933  49,513 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Acquisitions of real estate(222,463) (185,284)
Improvements to real estate(621) (258)
Purchases of equipment, furniture and fixtures(359) (139)
Preferred equity investments  (4,531)
Sale of other real estate investment7,500   
Escrow deposits for acquisition of real estate(1,000) (1,000)
Net cash used in investing activities(216,943) (191,212)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock, net170,414  108,395 
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes payable300,000   
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured term loan  100,000 
Borrowings under unsecured revolving credit facility158,000  150,000 
Payments on senior unsecured notes payable(267,639)  
Payments on unsecured revolving credit facility(158,000) (92,000)
Payments on the mortgage notes payable  (95,022)
Payments of deferred financing costs(6,047) (1,352)
Net-settle adjustment on restricted stock(866) (515)
Dividends paid on common stock(38,544) (27,396)
Net cash provided by financing activities157,318  142,110 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents7,308  411 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period7,500  11,467 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$14,808  $11,878 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
DEBT SUMMARY
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
            
     September 30, 2017
 Interest Maturity   % of Deferred Net Carrying
DebtRate Date Principal Principal Loan Costs Value
            
Fixed Rate Debt           
            
Senior unsecured notes payable5.250% 2025 $300,000  60.6% $(5,779) $294,221 
            
Floating Rate Debt           
            
Senior unsecured term loan3.185%[1]2023 100,000  20.2% (507) 99,493 
            
Unsecured revolving credit facility2.986%[2]2020[3]95,000  19.2%  [4]95,000 
 3.088%   195,000  39.4% (507) 194,493 
            
Total Debt4.398%   $495,000  100.0% $(6,286) $488,714 
            
[1] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.95% to 2.60% or at the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.95% to 1.6%.
[2] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.75% to 2.40% or the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.75% to 1.4%.
[3] Maturity date assumes exercise of two 6-month extension options.
[4] Deferred financing fees are not shown net for the unsecured revolving credit facility and are included in assets on the balance sheet.


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (shares in thousands)
 (unaudited)
     
     
 2017 Guidance
     
     
  Low High
Net income$0.51  $0.52 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization0.52  0.52 
 Impairment of real estate investment0.01  0.01 
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment(0.05) (0.05)
Funds from Operations (FFO)0.99  1.00 
 Deferred preferred return(0.00) (0.00)
 Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption0.17  0.17 
Normalized FFO$1.16  $1.17 
     
Net income$0.51  $0.52 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization0.52  0.52 
 Amortization of deferred financing fees0.03  0.03 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation0.03  0.03 
 Straight-line rental income(0.01) (0.01)
 Impairment of real estate investment0.01  0.01 
 Gain on disposition of other real estate investment(0.05) (0.05)
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)1.04  1.05 
 Deferred preferred return(0.00) (0.00)
 Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption0.17  0.17 
Normalized FAD$1.21  $1.22 
Weighted average shares outstanding:   
 Diluted72,959  72,959 
       

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense (including amortization of deferred financing costs), amortization of stock-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization. Normalized EBITDA represents EBITDA as further adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that the Company does not consider indicative of core operating performance, such as real estate impairment charges, expensed acquisition costs, losses on the extinguishment of debt, and gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate. EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements, including the Company’s ability to fund capital expenditures or make payments on its indebtedness. Further, the Company’s computation of EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA reported by other REITs.

Funds from Operations (“FFO”), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), and Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) are important non-GAAP supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT. Because the historical cost accounting convention used for real estate assets requires straight-line depreciation except on land, such accounting presentation implies that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market and other conditions, presentations of operating results for a REIT that uses historical cost accounting for depreciation could be less informative. Thus, NAREIT created FFO as a supplemental measure of operating performance for REITs that excludes historical cost depreciation and amortization, among other items, from net income, as defined by GAAP.

FFO is defined by NAREIT as net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate, real estate depreciation and amortization and real estate impairment charges, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company computes FFO in accordance with NAREIT’s definition.

FAD is defined as FFO excluding non-cash income and expenses, such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing costs and the effects of straight-line rent. The Company considers FAD to be a useful supplemental measure to evaluate the Company’s operating results excluding these income and expense items to help investors, analysts and other interested parties compare the operating performance of the Company between periods or as compared to other companies on a more consistent basis.

In addition, the Company reports normalized FFO and normalized FAD, which adjust FFO and FAD for certain revenue and expense items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its ongoing operating results, such as written-off deferred financing fees, expensed acquisition costs, certain preferred returns, the effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption and other unanticipated charges. By excluding these items, investors, analysts and our management can compare normalized FFO and normalized FAD between periods more consistently.

While FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD are relevant and widely-used measures of operating performance among REITs, they do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements.

Further, the Company’s computation of FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD may not be comparable to FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD reported by other REITs that do not define FFO in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition or define FAD differently than the Company does.

The Company believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. The Company also believes that the use of EBITDA, Normalized EBITDA, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD, combined with the required GAAP presentations, improves the understanding of operating results of REITs among investors and makes comparisons of operating results among such companies more meaningful. The Company considers EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA useful in understanding the Company’s operating results independent of its capital structure and indebtedness, thereby allowing for a more meaningful comparison of operating performance between periods and against other REITs. The Company considers FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD to be useful measures for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains or losses from real estate dispositions, impairment charges and real estate depreciation and amortization, and, for FAD and normalized FAD, by excluding non-cash income and expenses such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing costs, and the effects of straight-line rent, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD can help investors compare the Company’s operating performance between periods and to other REITs.